Illegal migrants rescued in Aegean Sea

Turkish coast guards rescue 26 migrants from Syria, Eritrea and Palestine off the Turkish Aegean coast.

Illegal migrants rescued in Aegean Sea

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Coast Guards Command stated that coast guards rescued 26 illegal migrants off the coast of western Turkey in the Ozdere town of Izmir, in a statement released on Friday.

In a statement made by the Izmir governorate it was said that 24 of the migrants were male while two were female. It was also reported that 4 of them were from Syria, 11 from Eritrea and 11 from Palestine.

The statement also revealed that in 2014 Turkish Coast Guards rescued 927 illegal migrants and 14 human traffickers were arrested by Turkish authorities. 

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